A new storm is brewing at the National Youth Service (NYS) over newly formed cartels controlling procurement, audit and record departments comprising of close relatives and friends of top NYS and ministry officials.
Close relatives of NYS Director General Richard Ndubai and those of Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lillian Omollo have been unprocedurally hired as consultants, The Informer can authoritatively reveal.
Kennedy Asinuli, an in-law to the PS has been irregularly appointed as a legal officer consultant at NYS headquarters at a monthly fee of Sh1million. Ndubai’s cousin identified by the name Simon Muchiri is now the consultant auditor paid monthly fee of Sh1million sidelining PricewaterhouseCoopers, the legally contracted firm by NYS.
PWC has already questioned its terms of engagement with NYS in protest. Further, Ndubai has planted his nephew Pharis Mundia Warui as ICT consultant and has even taken over control of procurement at MTB and Gilgil Training College ostensibly to manipulate contracts worth billions of shillings.
Commandant of Gilgil NYS College Isaac Ndirangu, Philip Tanui and Albert Too have been retained in office despite having officially been retired from the service to facilitate skewed procurement deals for food rations and clothing apparel needed by the recruits totaling Sh800million.
Impeccable sources at the ministry said Ndubai has already received a kick back inform of a farm tractor bought for him by a supplier in Mid December 2016 in Nakuru. The tractor model is John Deere.
“The process of identifying and selecting them to offer consultancy on the various areas as mentioned is not clear and marred with irregularities as the Director General chaired the interview committee which selected the persons who are said to be from his home area.” A leaked dossier reads in part.
According to the damning whistle blowing letter, the persons named above have been interfering with day to day operations at National Youth Service. The massive corruption and duplication of roles through illegal hiring of close relatives by senior officials as consultants is allegedly aimed to cover corruption trails.
“The director General has been disregarding the committee in place by making decisions solely in consultations with only a few individuals.” The blow by blow damning letter adds in part.
Despite efforts by the Jubilee administration to inject sanity in one of its flagship projects, deep rooted corruption is still thriving orchestrated by insiders and some officers who are still in office despite having been charged in court over corruption related charges.
Two other retired officers one based at Gilgil NYS College and another in NYS head office in registry section are yet quit office despite attaining the mandatory retirement age.
According to investigations by The Informer, Peter Muritu and Timothy Ndekere, both charged alongside other three members of the Technical Evaluation Committee for failing to undertake a technical evaluation for the supply of training materials worth Sh47.6million are yet to quit office. Muritu and Ndekere are currently attending a senior management course at Kenya School of Government in Mombasa that commenced in the beginning of this month and ending on 26 May 2017.
“Timothy Ndekere and Peter Muritu were taken to court in October 2016 but action towards their interdiction is yet to be taken which is against the regulations.” A senior officer at NYS said. Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko their prosecution alongside former NYS Senior Deputy Director General Adan Harakhe.
On the other hand, Muritu and Ndekere were charged alongside Dr S Mutunga, Muritu, F M Karanja, Timothy Ndekere and Regina Mungai are also to be charged for failing to undertake a technical evaluation.
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